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Graves' disease, exophthalmic goiter(noun)
exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs
same as Basedow's disease
Origin: [So called after Dr. Graves, of Dublin.]
Hyperthyroidism associated with diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland (goiter), resulting from production of antibodies that are directed against the thyrotropin receptor complex of the follicular epithelial cells. As a result, the thyroid gland enlarges and secrets increased amounts of thyroid hormones. --2004
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